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Trans-NIH Programs and Other Collaborations

In an effort to foster global health efforts, the Fogarty International Center collaborates with other components of the NIH and with other partners on a variety of research and training that involve low and middle income countries.


Collaborative HIV/AIDS Studies in the Middle East and North Africa (R21)

Applications are invited for collaborations for exploratory and developmental work on HIV/AIDS in the low- and middle-income countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), as defined by the World Bank: Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank and Gaza, and Yemen. Specific areas of research include, but aren't limited to, epidemiologic studies, prevention research from both biomedical and social/behavioral perspectives, studies of social factors affecting the spread of HIV in the region, and research on women and youth. Collaborations must involve U.S. investigators from a partnering U.S. organization and one or more research teams in the MENA region. The collaborative effort should help foster the development of HIV-relevant research infrastructure and expertise in the region and have the potential to lead to further research and improvements in public health.

The International Extramural Associates Research Development Award (IEARDA) Program

The program, which is administered by the Division of Special Populations, NICHD, focuses on foreign, private or public institutions in India and sub-Saharan Africa that are currently receiving research grant support from NIH, either through a direct grant or as a subproject to a U.S. domestic award are eligible.

NCMHD Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (T37)

This program provides international research training opportunities to qualified undergraduate, graduate and health professions students who are from health disparities populations and/or are underrepresented in basic science, biomedical, clinical or behavioral health research career fields.

NIH Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) Program

The NIH Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) has training opportunities available to scientists, managers and other qualified personnel with background in the fields of law, business or life sciences. The goal of this program is to enable candidates to combine their legal, business or life science background with training and experience in the technology transfer field.

OTT is responsible for evaluating, protecting, marketing, licensing, monitoring, and managing discoveries and inventions resulting from research done at NIH or the FDA. OTT carries out its technology transfer mandate by retaining title to inventions developed in NIH's or FDA's intramural laboratories and licensing these inventions to private entities to ensure use, commercialization, and public availability. Trainees will work with OTT staff, NIH institute technology development professionals, NIH scientists, and outside industrial or academic collaborators in pursuit of these goals.

To date, OTT has hosted trainees from many different countries, including South Africa, Kenya, Chile, Brazil, China, India, Hungary, and Mexico.

We welcome applications from individuals in developing countries who are interested in learning about, and working in, technology transfer in the non-profit sector. Suitable candidates may find more information by clicking on the program link above. The OTT training program coordinator may be reached at: 301-435-5239, or by email: bruffs@mail.nih.gov.

NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (K99/R00)

The purpose of the award is to provide junior U.S. scientists with an opportunity pursue careers in research on global health, and to prepare them for independent research careers.

Research on Causal Factors and Interventions that Promote and Support the Careers of Women in Biomedical and Behavioral Science and Engineering (RFA-GM-09-012)

On behalf of the NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has published a Request for Applications (RFA) to support research on causal factors and interventions that promote and support the careers of women in biomedical and behavioral science and engineering. This initiative will provide $2 to $3 million to fund up to eight R01 awards in Fiscal Year 2009. The receipt date for applications is October 22, 2008.

Broadly written, the funding opportunity supports research not only into women’s careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, but in basic, clinical and interdisciplinary research settings as well as academic, governmental, or corporate settings. Through rigorous research efforts, the NIH and others can begin to change this reality by establishing the evidence base to better understand the causal factors affecting the career paths of men and women and identify new principles to inform the development and/or adaptation of intervention strategies.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32)

The Fogarty International Center would consider co-funding awards by contributing to travel costs for trainees who spend at least half their time of the award at sites pre-approved for the Fogarty International Center Clinical Research Scholars and Fellows Program in low- and middle-income countries and on work that is of primary importance in those countries.

Updated September 2008


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